Car Trip to Holland Haven – 21st April 2023

A party of 6 group members met at Holland Haven nature reserve. The weather was overcast, with a forecast for (potentially heavy) rain. Fortunately, only a very light rain shower materialized, although it was windy.

Highlights include a Marsh Harrier and an Egyptian Goose. The big disappoint was that the Common Crane had already departed.

A total of 33 species were seen or heard during our time at the reserve.

The full list is:

Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Shelduck, Egyptian Goose, Canada Goose, Redshank, Curlew, Avocet,, Wren, Cetti’s Warber, Sedge Warbler, Magpie, Swallow, Shoveler, Moorhen, Coot, Teal, Wideon, Gadwall, Magpie, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Common Gull, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, Robin, Chiff-Chaff, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Skylark